Liz Travis

Liz Travis


I graduated from Leeds Beckett University with a MSc degree in Psychology - conversion award in November 2018.

This was successfully completed to undergo a career change from my previous work history in learning and development, within the financial services industry.

My extensive background and experience in training and development has been transferable to the teaching of Psychology to undergraduates at Leeds University.


  • Module lead for Introduction to Psychology module
  • Lecturer on Psychology in the Media module
  • Lecturer on MSc Health Behaviour Change module

Research interests

Embedded within the fields of Health Psychology and Public Health, my research explores the effectiveness of NHS procedures and services to influence people's level of anxiety and intention to attend bowel cancer screening.

My work investigates and provides suggestions that overcome barriers to bowel cancer screening intention and uptake, especially amongst low uptake groups.  


  • Msc Psychology conversion award - Leeds Beckett University November 2018
  • BSc IT and management - The University of Nottingham July 2002
  • Fellowship in Higher Education (FHEA)

Professional memberships

  • Graduate member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)

Student education

My teaching involves delivering lectures, creating and marking assessments, small group teaching (seminars and tutorials), and computer-based lessons.

I am on the School’s Ethics Committee, involving the continuous review of research ethics applications.

I engage in pedagogic research with colleagues in the School and am a member of the Research in the Psychology of Student Education (RiTPOSE) Group.